Galveston Island July 4th Parade and Fireworks

Galveston Island July 4th Parade and Fireworks

Galveston Island July 4th Parade And Fireworks will beWednesday July, 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The glittering parade will feature a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles, and performers.

The parade kicks off at 7:30 p.m. starting at 59th Street and Seawall Boulevard. The parade travels east and ends at 25th Street and Seawall Boulevard.

After the parade, the dazzling 20 minute fireworks show will be launched over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard. A great viewing spot for the fireworks is The Spot, located at 32nd Street and Seawall Boulevard.

Rain Date: July 5, 2018

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Galveston Island Sunday Night Fireworks

Galveston Island Sunday Night Fireworks

Galveston Island Sunday night fireworks are free and fun. The fireworks are sponsored by the Galveston Island Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The beachfront fireworks shows takes place at 9:00 p.m.every Sunday through September 2, 2018. The fireworks are launched over the Gulf of Mexico near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard. Prime viewing spots are Brick House Tavern and Tap and Joe’s Crab Shack both located at 35th and Seawall Boulevard.

The fireworks shows provide an opportunity for visitors to extend their weekends and enjoy additional things to do on the island. The crowds typically thin out on a Sunday and it’s easier to maneuver around the island. In addition, mid-week lodging rates are significantly lower Sunday through Thursday night.

Seazatt View Condo has availability for mid-week nights. Mention this post and receive an additional 15% off nightly rental rate.

 

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Tall Ships® Galveston Salute To Sunset Parties

Tall Ships® Galveston Salute To Sunset Parties

Tall Ships® Galveston Salute To Sunset Parties invites you to toast the end of the day and beginning of the evening. Ticket holders will enjoy access to tour one of the participating Tall Ships® after daytime tours conclude.  Complimentary craft beer and light hor d’oeuvres are included.

This event is sponsored by Galveston Historical Foundation’s Texas Seaport Museum located at Pier 21 in the Strand Historic District.

The Sunset Parties will be held from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each night of the event. Tickets are $50 per person.

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Tall Ships® Parade Of Sail On Galveston Island, TX

Tall Ships® Parade Of Sail On Galveston Island, TX

The Tall Ships® Parade Of Sail On Galveston Island, TX is the official opening of the 2018 Tall Ships® Galveston.  This event kicks off, Thursday, April 5, 2018 at about 1:00 p.m.

The Tall Ships® Parade Of Sail will depart from Each Beach under full sail (wind/weather permitting).  Galveston’s own, the 1877 Tall Ship Elissa will lead the 6 stunning Tall Ships®.

The Tall Ships® travel west along Galveston’s iconic Seawall Boulevard beachfront.  The Tall Ships® turn around at 35th and Seawall Boulevard and head back to East Beach.

This free event will be one of the most exciting photographic events of the year for Galveston Island. Pack a picnic lunch and find your perfect spot on Seawall Boulevard.  Or,  a popular viewing location is the Float Pool and Patio Bar located at 2828 Seawall Boulevard, Galveston, TX. 77550. Enjoy a cold beverage on their upper deck as these beautiful ships sail down the Galveston coastline.

 

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Tall Ships® Coming To Galveston Island, TX April 5 – 8

Tall Ships® Coming To Galveston Island, TX April 5 – 8

For the first time ever, Tall Ships® is coming to Galveston Island, TX Thursday, April 5 to Sunday, April 8, 2018.  This new festival will host tours of the participating ships, numerous special events, sail away excursions, music, food and fun in a family friendly environment.

Galveston Island will serve as the first port in the Tall Ships Challenge® Gulf Coast 2018 Series, which will see participating ships travel across the Gulf of Mexico as they visit other participating cities throughout the month of April.  Tall Ships® Network

Tall Ships® Galveston is sponsored by the Galveston Historic Foundation and is held at the Texas Seaport Museum, home of the Tall Ship Elissa located at Pier 21 in the downtown Historic Strand District.   Tall Ships® Galveston 

The Festival Admission (No Ship Boarding) is $10 for adults, $5 for children and 6 and under are free.  This admission includes access to the festival grounds and view appearing Tall Ships. This ticket does not allow you on board any ship. Festival grounds and ship viewing are open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

The Festival and On Board Ship Tours Admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children and 6 and under are free. This admission includes access to festival grounds and the ability to tour each appearing Tall Ship. Ships are available for tours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

 

 

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Galveston Island 16th Annual Lone Star Rally

Galveston Lone Star Rally is the largest four-day motorcycle rally in North America.  Over 450,000 motorcycle enthusiasts will roar into town beginning Thursday, November 2nd to Sunday, November 5th.  Galveston Island will be engulfed with the sounds of revving and rumbling engines and tires screeching throughout the four-day rally.

The City of Galveston and its residents welcome the Lone Star Rally.  The rally is a financial boost to the local economy.  In addition, the bikers enjoy the dedicated venue space.  Fifteen city blocks in the Historic Strand District and five blocks on Seawall Boulevard are roped off for motorcycles only.

Want to get away from the noise and the crowds?  Hop on your hog and head west on Seawall Boulevard.  Seawall Boulevard turns into divided highway FM 3005.  The ride is spectacular with the Gulf of Mexico on the south.

Four miles to the west of FM 3005 is a biker friendly bar, The Oaks   The Oaks has a history with the Lone Star Rally as it used to be Lazy Oaks and also Crazy Oaks.  Shoot a game of pool with your brothers as you reminisce.  The interior has been renovated and there’s lots of motorcycle parking and room to stretch your legs and take off your gear.

Another biker friendly bar and restaurant is Nate’s West End located nine miles west of FM 3005.  Grab a beer and sit out on the patio and watch the sunset.  Popular menu items include the hand patted burgers, fresh chicken fried steak and fresh snapper.

There is so much to do and see, please download the official Galveston Lone Star Rally App to get more information.

 

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